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Rapper Eric B, jailed on 17-year-old warrant, released

Nov. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EST

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Rapper and actor Eric B. has been released from a New Jersey jail after spending two weeks behind bars on a 17-year-old warrant. NJ.com reports that Eric B., whose real name is Eric Barrier, was released from Bergen County Jail on Tuesday where he had been held since Oct. 28....

Jury selection begins, man charged with killing disabled vet

Nov. 12, 2019 11:42 AM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in Great Falls in the case against Brandon Lee Craft, who is charged with killing a disabled veteran in February 2016 and burying his body on property outside of the city. Craft is charged with deliberate homicide in the February 2016 death of Adam...

Pete Doherty fined in Paris over double set of arrests

Nov. 12, 2019 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says British singer Pete Doherty has been handed a three-month suspended sentence and a fine of 10,000 euros ($11,000) after being arrested in Paris twice in one week. The prosecutor's office said Tuesday that the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles...

Pete Doherty arrested again in Paris, for violent behavior

Nov. 11, 2019 9:47 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris authorities say British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested for the second time in the space of a week. The Paris prosecutor's office said Monday the 40-year old former Libertines and Babyshambles frontman was placed in custody Sunday for "violence by a person in a manifest state of...

MLK daughter slams Comcast over racial discrimination suit

Nov. 9, 2019 8:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has sent a letter to Comcast executives in which she accuses the company of trying to "dismantle" a law barring racial discrimination. The letter released Saturday from the Rev. Bernice King addresses a $20 billion lawsuit from comedian and media...

Manafort's former son-in-law sentenced for multiple scams

Nov. 9, 2019 6:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Manafort's former son-in-law has been sentenced in Los Angeles to nine years in prison for pulling a series of schemes totaling more than $13 million, including one that bilked $3 million from actor Dustin Hoffman. U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ordered Jeffrey Yohai to pay...

'Jersey Shore' star pleads not guilty to domestic violence

Nov. 9, 2019 12:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, child endangerment, false imprisonment and other misdemeanors after his arrest last month in the Hollywood Hills. The 33-year-old Ortiz-Magro entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles to seven misdemeanor...

OJ Simpson sues Las Vegas casino, contends he was defamed

Nov. 8, 2019 8:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson is suing a Las Vegas hotel-casino that banned him in November 2017, alleging that unnamed employees defamed him by telling a celebrity news site he had been drunk, disruptive and unruly. Simpson, on parole in Nevada for a 2008 conviction for armed robbery and assault with a...

French paper: French woman claims rape by Polanski in 1975

Nov. 8, 2019 6:23 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A French woman in her early 60s claims she was violently raped at age 18 by Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, a fugitive from the U.S. for more than four decades since pleading guilty to a sex offense with a minor, a French newspaper reported Friday. Le Parisien said the woman, Valentine...

Press group: Hollywood libel lawsuit could set bad precedent

Nov. 8, 2019 2:53 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Free press advocates in Virginia are concerned that a libel lawsuit between Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard could set a bad precedent. The Virginia Press Association asked Friday to intervene in a $50 million lawsuit Depp filed against Heard, his ex-wife. Depp says he was...